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In 2011, 48% of people in Cairnlea, came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Cairnlea. The mix of Country of Birth groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Cairnlea's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Cairnlea - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,56717.79.81,03316.69.0+535
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4885.52.94497.22.4+39
map this data in atlas.idIndia2262.64.3931.51.8+133
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1732.01.81432.32.2+31
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1631.80.81091.70.9+55
New Zealand
1341.51.3931.51.1+42
map this data in atlas.idMalta1121.32.9811.33.6+32
East Timor
961.10.5791.30.6+17
China
800.91.1611.00.7+19
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
770.90.9340.51.3+44
Croatia
730.81.5590.91.8+14
Fiji
650.70.3520.80.3+13
Sri Lanka
630.70.7370.60.5+27
United Kingdom
610.71.4490.81.6+13
Chile
600.70.4440.70.5+17
Laos
570.60.2470.80.2+10
Turkey
520.60.4420.70.4+10
Italy
520.62.0681.12.4-16
Greece
510.61.3400.61.5+11
Poland
480.50.7450.70.9+3
Malaysia
430.50.4310.50.3+12
Hong Kong
430.50.3290.50.3+14
Pakistan
360.40.4300.50.2+6
Samoa
290.30.2150.20.2+14
Indonesia
270.30.240.10.1+23
Cook Islands
240.30.080.10.0+16
Cyprus
240.30.8180.31.0+6
Thailand
230.30.2130.20.1+10
Albania
230.30.160.10.1+17
Bangladesh
220.20.2100.20.1+12
El Salvador
220.20.3170.30.3+5
Germany
220.20.690.10.7+14
Sudan
210.20.8410.70.7-20
Argentina
210.20.290.10.2+12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Cairnlea - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,43950.346.13,14450.543.3+1,295
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,21047.743.02,97947.840.2+1,231
Main English speaking countries
2292.63.11652.63.0+64
Australia
3,95444.846.92,67542.949.3+1,279
Not stated
4385.07.04116.67.5+28

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 9.8% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% East Timor, City of Brimbank: 0.5% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.9% Vietnam, Cairnlea: 17.7% Philippines, Cairnlea: 5.5% India, Cairnlea: 2.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Cairnlea: 2.0% Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cairnlea: 1.8% New Zealand, Cairnlea: 1.5% Malta, Cairnlea: 1.3% East Timor, Cairnlea: 1.1% China, Cairnlea: 0.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Cairnlea: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Vietnam, Cairnlea: +535 Philippines, Cairnlea: +39 India, Cairnlea: +133 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Cairnlea: +31 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cairnlea: +55 New Zealand, Cairnlea: +42 Malta, Cairnlea: +32 East Timor, Cairnlea: +17 China, Cairnlea: +19 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Cairnlea: +44
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Cairnlea in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 50.3% of the population was born overseas, and 47.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 46.1% and 43.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Cairnlea was Vietnam, where 17.7% of the population, or 1,567 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Cairnlea and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (17.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (5.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malta (1.3% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,295 or 41.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,231 or 41.3%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in:

  • Vietnam (+535 persons)
  • India (+133 persons)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (+55 persons)

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